Chief of Police Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Chief of Police Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Norton Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 16, 1895

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Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Chief Osborn was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man at a dance. The suspect was discovered two days later by a posse, asleep in a culvert, near Ore Mines, Appalachian Furnace. He was returned to the Wise County Jail.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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This man was my great grandfather any info greatly appreciated. Andy Osborne [email protected]

Andy Osborne
Great grandson

January 3, 2023

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